Countdown one of the most anticipated events for the “Cromatismi” Chamber Music Season, the program started by the Chamber Music Trieste Association, by the artistic director Fedra Florit: Wednesday 18 May, at 8.30 pm, appointment at the Miela Theater in Trieste with an exciting production , “Vienna and the Walzer”, entrusted to the Chamber Choir of Turin flanked by the Piano Duo Antonio Valentino – Claudio Voghera, from which the Trio Debussy and the Trio Johannes have germinated.
Some of the greatest Italian composers have composed pieces for the Chamber Choir of Turin, this time the red thread of the concert will instead revolve around the musical writing of Johannes Brahms and his waltzes op. 52, 39 and 65. All the great musicians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. were influenced by the art of Johann Strauss jr. Brahms wrote the cycle of his 16 waltzes while living in Vienna: they were intended as a tribute to the form that became particularly fashionable in his adopted city. Composed for four-handed piano, they reflect the composer’s passion for dance movements that fit well with the nature of Brahms’ melodic creativity, often animated by ‘popular’ movements that aim to express the soul of the people they belong to.
The sixteen waltzes recall the atmosphere of the Ländler, a German folk dance, rather than the abstract Viennese waltz. There are brilliant or melancholy pages, with a gypsy or contrapuntal flavor, echoes from Schubert, from Schumann (op. 109 and op. 130), but also from Chopin. The entrance to the concert, in the warm wooden acoustic chamber created by SuonoVivo, is open to holders of Super Green Pass, tickets and season tickets at TicketPoint Trieste, info www.actriodtrieste.it. Cromatismi is the billboard number 27 prepared by Chamber Music, with the support of the MIC – Ministry of Culture, the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Banca Mediolanum, Itas Assicurazioni, Suono Vivo – Padua, Casali Foundation, Civibank and Zoogami.
The Turin Chamber Choir was born in 2008 on the initiative of its conductor Dario Tabbia to form a lesser-known instrument for enhancing the polyphonic repertoire. He has held concerts in important music festivals including MiTo Settembre Musica and Unione Musicale di Torino, Piemonte in Musica, Musici di Santa Pelagia, Bibiena Theater in Mantua, Via Francigena Festival, Ruvo Coro festival with a repertoire ranging from Renaissance to the 20th century.
Some of the major Italian composers such as Giovanni Bonato, Elena Camoletto, Giuseppe Di Bianco, Franco Dominutti, Alessandro Ruo Rui and Mauro Zuccante have composed pieces expressly for the choir, which collaborates with the Choral Conducting School “The breath is already singing”, he participated in internships and sang under the direction of Krijn Koetsveld, Antonio Sanna, Luigi Marzola and Filippo Maria Bressan. He has recorded the CDs “Voci”, “Made in Italy”, a project entirely dedicated to Italian composers from the Renaissance to today, “Passio Domini nostra Jesu Christi” and “X” on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of activity. In 2015 it was chosen as the laboratory choir for the 1st International Competition for Young Conductors held in Turin. In 2017 he was a finalist at the Grand Prix of the Maribor International Prize, in 2019 at the Vittorio Veneto National Competition he won three first prizes, two special prizes and the “Efrem Casagrande” Grand Prix.
The Duo Valentino – Voghera was born from a great friendship and from the sharing of some decisive didactic paths. Antonio Valentino and Claudio Voghera graduated with honors from the Conservatory of Turin and began a parallel course of studies dedicating themselves mainly to Chamber Music. Thus two historical ensembles were born, the Trio Debussy and the Trio Johannes of which Valentino and Voghera are their respective pianists. With these ensembles they studied with the Trio di Trieste receiving the support of the De Sono Association, and have won prestigious international prizes including the First Prize at the Trio di Trieste International Chamber Music Competition, the Second Prize at the Music Competition chamber “Gui” in Florence, the Second Prize at the “3rd International Chamber Music Competition” in Osaka, the First Prize 2001 International Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York.
They have played for the main Italian and foreign concert societies, such as the Unione Musicale of Turin, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Friends of Music of Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Florence, Palermo, Ama Calabria, the Society of Concerts. of Milan, the Academy of Music of Pinerolo, Mito-Settembre Musica, the School of Music of Fiesole and the Ravenna Festival, the Friends of Music of Florence, the Quartet Society of Milan, the Carnegie Hall of New York, the Sala of the Musikverein of Vienna (in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto), at the new Auditorium in Rome, at the Coliseum in Buenos Aires, for the Scarlatti Association of Naples, the Chigiana Academy of Siena, the Philharmonic Society of Valencia, in the Chapel Paolina of the Quirinale in Rome (live on radio) and so on. Alongside the concert activity he didactic, as holders of the Chairs of Chamber Music (Valentino) and Piano (Voghera) at the Conservatory of Turin.